International Student Employment
International students on F-1 and J-1 visas must abide by certain rules and restrictions regarding employment. Please read through the sections carefully and consult an International Student Advisor if you have any questions or concerns.
On-Campus EmploymentF-1 & J-1
On-campus employment is available to both F-1 and J-1 students. Click to learn more about required authorizations, how to find an on-campus job, and time restrictions associated with working on-campus.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is an off-campus employment authorization for eligible F-1 students who wish to participate in internships for academic credit.
Optional Practical Training (OPT) is an off-campus employment authorization for eligible F-1 students who wish to work in a job related to their field of study during their degree program, after completing their program, or a combination of both.Pre-Completion & Post-Completion OPT 24-Month STEM OPT Extension
There are numerous on-campus locations where you can work. Learn more about the policies and application process for on-campus employment.
The ISS office holds regular Employment Workshops for international students looking to work during their time at Cal State Fullerton. Workshops are held on-campus and online.